Buying A Suit Off The Peg Guide


When it comes to buying a Suits most men will buy a Suits of the peg, off the peg means ready to wear, not produced especially for that person, before off the peg Suits became available all suits were made bespoke which meant made to order for the wearer,  into days fashion most clothing is mass-produced, so buying a suit is very easy, but getting a suit that fits you properly is another thing, a lot of young buy a suit that they see on TV or magazines, but what they don’t understand when the designers designed these suits, they didn’t have fat Bob from Stoke On Trent in mind, no it was made for some sexy male Italian model called Gucci Gucci  who looks good in tight pants, so don’t get caught up in these silly fashion crazes, you might just end up looking rather silly and you will have wasted your money.

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The first step is knowing your body size that’s your torso area not including your legs, jackets come in three sizes lengths from short, regular, long,  you may think a tall man needs a long fit wrong, his legs may be long but his torso may be short, same for short people they may have a short legs but a long torso so they may need a regular fit, the key to finding out your ideal length is putting on a jacket put your arm down to your sides, if the jacket falls below your hand it’s too long, and above too short, the final thing is the close is no good buying a jacket that doesn’t close because your to fat, the jacket should close with out creating a X shape on the front when closed, you should be able close the jacket and put two fingers behind it, if you’re a large gent please stay away from slim fit go classic style every day.

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Trousers are usually more easy to get in the right fit, sizes go from 30 waist up 50 waists in some stores, you can choose from plain front or pleated, but I would go for plain front every day simple lines stylish,  when choosing your trouser length the trousers should just sit at the top of the shoes,  any longer they will look ill-fitting and cheap, if you want to get a spot on fit get some extra long or unfinished trousers, take them to a tailor and get them shortened to your length .

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Sourcing your Suits is very easy but it’s about what your willing to spend, my self if you buy a suit for less than £50.00 your going to get a cheap nasty suit unless it was expensive suits that’s been  reduced, try to stay away from man-made fibres they make you sweat and when ironed they start to shine, not a good look, if any thing look for a suit that is wool or made up to 50% of wool, pattern wise to me keep it simple, go for a Navy or Grey, blacks are for funerals and charcoal is very dull, there other colours but at the end of the day its your own choice.

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Matalan Harrison three piece suit

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This three-piece suit comes from Matalan, its a oatmeal check design, the jacket comes in a classic two button cut, the waistcoat comes a simple classic style with a 5 button front, the trousers come in a stylish fit with a flat front, the best thing about this suit its made of 58% wool and the rest is polyester, if your looking for a stylish suit for work or just for those special occasions, this suit will see you right its stylish and looks amazing, the best thing is the suit only comes in at £116.00, a bloody steel if you ask me, Matalan don’t always come out with good suits this is a rare chance for you to get some thing that’s stylish and most of all a bargain.

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Magee Dillon three-piece suit

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Now if you have the money and you want a suit that looks the dogs balls, meet the Dillon navy suit from Magee, this stylish three-piece is 100% wool, the jackets features 2 slanted pockets, 2 buttons on the front, the waist coat features 3 welt pockets with a stylish peak lapel, the trousers come in stylish straight fit, the best thing about this suit you could wear the suit jacket as a blazer, even the waistcoat is stylish enough to be worn on its self.

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Vintage pocket square from eBay

Now you have your suit how about giving a touch of style, by adding a simple pocket square you can turn a simple suit in to a stylish piece, there are many places you can buy pocket squares, I like to wear vintage pocket squares with modern suits, the best place to find them is on eBay, if you want to keep it simple go for a classy white pocket square old school but stylish.

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Classy gold skull lapel pin from eBay

Lapel pins are super chic, it’s another way of adding colour and a touch of bling to your suit, I’m not a wearer of lapel pins but I wear them now and then I like to wear them with blazers more than any thing, the best place to sort them again is eBay, you can’t lapel flower pins or jewellery ones.

I hope this blog helps you when you go looking for a suit, remember fashion is what you buy style is what you do with it, so buy a suit that fits you and most of all add some stylish accessories.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Time To Go Bespoke Chaps


Bespoke was a very common word about a hundred years ago, now most people don’t know what it means, and they would just look at you with a blank expression, it means to individual order, custom made, that’s how clothes used to be made, if you were planning to go out about a hundred years ago, you couldn’t just walk down to a shop and pick up some 501s thank you very much sir, no your cloths were made to order, the only places that had clothes on the shelf’s was places like the army, but as fashion changed so did hows cloths were made, in the 1960s fashion changed 100% shops started to make shirts and trousers that could be worn of the peg, shops had been doing this for a long time but not in the volumes that they started then, gone went the days of going to the local tailor picking your fabric & style, getting your first measurement, then your second fitting then finally picking a garment that was tailored for you.

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Bespoke became some thing only the rich and famous could have, but now thanks to the internet sites and traveling tailors, you can get a suit blazer or shirt just made the way you want it made, it is some thing I recommend to every young man to get done at least once in their life time, having some thing made that can put your own stamp on is very unique, you get to choose the cut, the collar, the cuffs, the lining, and when it arrives it says made for “YOU”, not made by bla bla in shitty bla bla, it is something that you will be happy to wear and when people say where did you get that from you would say, oh just from my tailor, your friends will say what !, you say it again yes my tailor knocked this little number up for me, then you show them your personal label with your named stitched in it made from the finest silks.

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Going bespoke is not that expensive ever you can get a suit or a blazer made from about a hundreds pounds with delivery about £150, but before you go guns blazing you need to find out if bespoke is for you, my advise is first go for a blazer very simple choice, you have two choices scour the internet for visiting tailors book a meeting in a local hotel get measured, or you can find bespoke websites where you can log on and choose what you want to fill in your measurements, four weeks later your suit arrives nice, but first let’s go through the process of building your bespoke garment.

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Material yes first you need to pick the material, you can have tweed , plaid, stripe, mohair,wool, my advise is go for wool its an all year around fabric, it keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter, and it looks good, colors it’s up you but personally keep it neutral like a navy or a grey.

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Fit now this where you choose the fit you can for a fitted garment which is meant to give you a slim lined figure or you go with a classic fit which hangs of the shoulders just right my self I all ways go for the classic fit.

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Button front style this is where you choose how many buttons you want on the front for a blazer you traditionally go for two button if you want one go for a one button do it, if you want three buttons on the front its all down to your taste.

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 Time to choose your lapel style, you can go peak lapels, notch lapels, rounded notch, shawl lapels, personally stick to notch lapels very classy that will suit most people.

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Pockets this gives your garment a more layered look there are many combinations we could go for , so to keep it simple if you go for the fitted look slanted pockets, classic fit go for straight pockets, one thing I would include is a ticket pocket on a blazer very stylish.

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Cuffs this is some thing else people over look if you have the choice go for working cuff, most suits don’t have them also you can leave one sleeve button undone to look stylish, also you can choose to get the button holes done in different thread colors, always go for a four button, if your daring go for five guys.

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back vent this is the back style of the garment, rule of thumb is a blazer or sports jacket has a center vent a suit has a double vent i.e vents on side but its your garment you choose.

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Lining now this usually one area that gets over looked, I say be as loud as you like, people wont see it only when you open your jacket, so when you do flash your going to wow people, lining is really down to your choice, my self I love vibrant prints in bold colors, paisley in bright colors, chines red dragons spitting orange flames, colorful peacock’s with multicolored feathers, Rio carnival dancers in reds and shimmering purples. what ever you choose just give your bespoke garment some pow.

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Thread color again another area people miss out on when getting your bespoke garment made you can really personalize it with color, choose a stylish color for button holes & lapel pin holes, not long back I had a navy suit made with an orange lining but to bring the suit together, I had the lapel pin hole and the fourth button-hole on the working cuff stitched with orange silk thread it was the bomb no one has what I have.

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now measurement this is most important thing about going bespoke if you don’t get this right you will have wasted your money, if you’re visiting a traveling tailor he will take your measurements, but if you’re doing it through a bespoke site you need a tape measure and a friend, they will have a video explaining how to take measurements do this at least five times, each time Wright the measurements down if all mirror each other fill in the measurement on the site, but there is an easier option most sites you can just click for standard sizes, so get an old suit or jacket that fits you check the size and click the boxes but you still can pick the sleeve size and garment length just to give you that bespoke fit.

I hope I have given you food for thought bespoke is some thing you should try once in your life.

By
Bob Redfern
BE BOLD BE PROUD

The Kingsman Style Chic or Geek


The Kingsman is a film about a secret service, that was founded by high-end tailors looking to maintain world security so as to ensure a market for their sharp and fancy wares. cue some killer duds, their headquarters are based on Savile Row, London, in a bespoke tailors, so combine a killer spy film and bespoke suits, you get nifty gadgets & sharp suits ooossshhh baby, in away they are taking the “taking the piss” out of Mr James Bond 007, but who gives a crap any way I’m not here to talk about the film it’s the costumes that were made by Mr Porter, if your going to do a film that involves tailors you need best, so when Arianne Phillips came to design the suits she went to Mr Porter bespoke tailors, sensing a marketing ploy they decide to create a 60-piece clothing line based on the film and changed the film’s name from The Secret Service to Kingsman, the brand is called The Kingsman Label its available direct from Mr Porter web site, its the first film from which customers can buy all of the outfits they see, the line includes classic British labels such as Cutler & Cross, George Cleverly, Turnbull &  Asser, it includes dapper suites to shirts and ties even umbrellas every thing a gentleman would need, so I’ve gone through some pieces to see if the Kingsman collection is chic or Geek, so take a look at what I’ve chosen if there any pieces you like just click on the link below.

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MR PORTER believes “The first thing a gentleman needs is a good suit”, and this pinstripe two-piece by Kingsman is a sterling investment in British craftsmanship. Made in England using exemplary wool from British mill Dormeuil, this double-breasted design has high armholes for a modern fit and is canvassed to ensure an unbeatably sharp silhouette. The working cuff button holes and selvedge trim inside the trousers demonstrates the bespoke detailing. This item is small to size, take the next size up.

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Tracing its history back to 1823, raincoat firm Mackintosh knows a thing or two about keeping dry and sophisticated no matter what the weather holds and this Kingsman Black Watch field jacket is first class. Crafted in the UK from showerproof waxed-cotton and bolstered with supple, oiled leather, this handsome tartan piece is practical and luxurious. Team it with a knitted sweater and robust leather boots.

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Velvet smoking jackets conjure up decadent old-school panache, and Kingsman have tweaked this style to make it feel thoroughly modern. This piece is cut for a slim, neat fit and finished with a contrasting black grosgrain shawl collar, with no fussy frogging or quilted detailing often found on the Edwardian originals. Turn up the cuffs to show the silk lining and wear it with a shirt and slippers to retire to the drawing-room or after party in style. This item is small to size, take a size larger than normal.

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Constructed in England using select wool-flannel from renowned clothmaker Fox Brothers, these Kingsman trousers are an investment in ageless sophistication. The dark charcoal hue and trim cut guarantee a sharp silhouette. Team them with polished black Oxford shoes.

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A double-cuff shirt is integral to an accomplished formal wardrobe and this classic white piece by Turnbull & Asser for Kingsman is a sterling investment. Constructed in England from the finest cotton, the trim silhouette exudes timeless sophistication. Match the sharp collar with slick tailoring.

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Mr George Cleverley was born into a shoemaking family and spent much of his childhood selling boot polish and spare laces. Going on to launch his eponymous brand, the label has come to symbolise the finest quality footwear – making it a natural choice for the Kingsman wardrobe. These lace-up boots come in a classic tan colour way, and are finished with hand-stitched toe caps and soft leather linings; an attention to detail that ensures unrivalled comfort and durability.

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The Bremont ‘World Timer’ automatic chronograph is an impressively intricate watch, and yet this utilitarian piece doesn’t compromise on sophistication. Originally created for C17 pilots, no less than 24 time zones can be read off the internal rotating bezel and the custom-modified automatic chronograph movement ensures accuracy. Crafted for Kingsman, this piece comes in exquisite rose gold with a crocodile-embossed leather strap and is apt for a global traveller who demands reliable quality, ageless elegance and high-performance.

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‘Manners maketh man’ is embossed on this Smythson notebook, and there’s really no better way to remember your Ps and Qs. Drawing on a rich history of uncompromising British craftsmanship, this sophisticated piece of stationery is crafted from sleek cross-grain leather with the brand’s signature blue, gold foiled pages. Whether jotting down amusing anecdotes or recording important engagements, Kingsmen appreciate the streamlined profile which can slip discreetly into an inner pocket or briefcase. Designed exclusively for MR PORTER

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This classic Kingsman fountain pen is made by Conway Stewart, the esteemed British firm used by Sir Winston Churchill during the war. This sleek piece is beautifully weighted and comes in an eternally refined black and gold palette. This timeless piece will make an impeccable addition to the writing desk of any discerning wordsmith.

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FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY ALL POISONS AND EXPLOSIVES INCLUDING KNIFES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GADGETS AS YOU WONT NEED THEM THE CLOTHES ARE DANGEROUS ENOUGH. 

my over all view of the collection I love it, its been put together with classic and practical stylish pieces that would look good in any gentlemen wardrobe.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Oswald Boateng Fashion Designer


Oswald Boateng is a world-famous  fashion designer, Style icon, Tailor, businessman, celebrity, also showmen yes Mr Boateng has many hats but he’s more famous for his sharp suits & the vivde colors they come in, born in 1968 to Ghanaian immigrants, he had grown up in working-class north London, Boateng was inspired by the immaculate suits his father wore, and received his first suit from his mother aged eight: a double-breasted in purple mohair, he would get up set when his mum put it back into the plastic wrapping, at fourteen, he found a summer job sewing linings into suits,while studying computer science at Southgate college at age 16, he was introduced to cutting and designing by his girlfriend. he started to make his own cloths soon he was designing and selling to his fellow students, he realized that a career in fashion would be more appropriate for him and switched to graduate in fashion and design.  he became obsessed with design, devising a signature fusion of traditional tailoring with exotically colorful fabrics, unmistakable even to an eye as undiscerning as mine, it was not long before Oswald was getting noticed by major fashion designers, he was asked by a friend to help him with to make clothes for a fashion show, and after receiving praise for his work, he was able to sell his own menswear collection to top fashion boutiques in London, very soon he was able open his first studio on Potabello Road in London in 1991, During this time Oswald was mentored by Tommy Nutter but inspired by Giorgio Armani, In 1994, Boateng staged his first catwalk presentation during Paris fashion week, the first tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris.

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Oswald Boateng the youngest tailor to open a store on Savile Row

In 1995 Oswald opened up his first store on Savile Row,he became both the youngest and first black tailor to open a store on Savile Row, a lot of people said he was too tailored for fashion and to fashion for tailoring  , but Oswald put his doubters to one side & moved on, he wanted to offer some thing different to the younger crowd, his idea was unstructured tailoring, he wanted to create something fashionable but stylish, his design is based on the shoulder line this is key on a bespoke suit, but with an infusion of traditional tailoring with exotically colorful fabrics.

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People said he was too tailored for fashion and too fashion for tailoring

Since then Oswald has dressed film stars to many African leaders, he has been involved in many collaborations, he was made creative Director of Menswear at French Fashion house Givenchy, in 2004 he was asked to design The Coutts ‘World Credit Card’, even designed an affordable line for the high street – o-z for Debenhams, his cheapest suit will cost you more than £1000, while some of his most expensive bespoke suits can fetch up to £20,000

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Ozwald Boateng’s new flagship store and headquarters at No. 30 Savile Row

Boateng’s first flagship store opened in 2008 on Saville Row and Clifford Street’s corner, it was the former old Anderson and Sheppard store, Boateng merged the corporate headquarters of his company with his redesigned flagship store, he currently produces two collections every year which are manufactured at the former Chester Barrie factory in Cheshire, he has a new online store opening soon too.

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The poster for the Man’s Story documentary film.

Oswald has been all so involved in television & movies, he has designed bespoke costumes for,  Hannibal, Lock stock and two smoking barrels,Tomorrow never dies, Sex and the city, Ugly Betty, Eastern Promises, Gangster Number One, Alfie, Assault on Precinct 13, The Matrix, Miami Vice, Oceans 13, and Rush hour, Oswald had a film made about him, it was about Boateng and his business it was filmed between 1998 and 2010, it was a fly-on-the-wall feature documentary, A Man’s Story, it was released in March 2012.

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Oswald Boateng style is traditional tailoring with exotically colorful fabrics

Oswald has now been in the fashion business for over 25 years, in that time he has gone bankrupt once got divorced twice, he`s been awarded a OBE for his services, set up a charity for Africa opened up a flag-ship store on Savile Row and even had a film about him, at 45 there’s lot more petrol left in the tank for this fashion designer to accomplish yet.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

 

One Grey Suit = Three Different Looks


When it comes to the grey suit people don’t exploit it to its full value, you need to look at it as being a desirable piece, rather than merely a functional suit. the way that you do this is first invest into a good suit with a good fit, then using key piece`s from your wardrobe, a grey suit can be chic with bags of panache if you get the style right.

Now the grey suit has been around over 200 years, grey suits used to be used for morning suits, these days we don`t see enough people exploiting the full value of the suit, the first bit you need to get right is getting the right suit, for get about these super small super slim numbers, fashion changes style does not, invest into a proper two button medium grey suit, not to dark not to light, forget about man-made fibers they make your balls sweat, you want Wool, Mohair, Cashmere, these are natural fibers that keep you warm in winter cool in summer, also due to their waxy fibers they are very water absorbent.

Sourcing your suit can be expensive & time-consuming, two tips scour the sales & company’s discount sites, if you’re not sure about your size they don’t charge in shops for trying on suit`s, go in find your size & fit take a picture on your camera phone of the label, then hit the internet or sales stores.

 How a suit fits is top priority, there are some simple key rules when buying a ready-made suit or off the peg to get a proper fit follow these rules.

1. Shoulders’ Because this is where the suit hangs, from the fit should sit on the shoulders, if there is any hunching it is to tight or to big.

2. Jacket closure’ if you get the shoulders right the jacket should close right, if you close the jacket and the front pulls on the button causing a big X on the front it’s too tight, if the lapels hang forward its to big.

3. Jacket sleeve’ When you put your jacket over your shirt sleeve ,there should be a half an inch between the shirt cuff and blazer sleeve, basically only 5 inches of cuff should be showing.

4. Jacket collar’ very easy to spot there will be a gap at the back of the collar, if it’s to big if it’s to small.

5. Jacket Length very simple stand tall put your arms down to the side, if the jackets below the hand its to long above to short.

6. The seat’ is your bum area, your trousers should just hang again if very loose to big too much hunching means to small.

7. Trouser break’ where your trouser end it is called the break, a proper fit will result in a simple dimple at the bottom, no dimple to short more than one dimple to long.

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If you want to create a chic Italian style look with your grey suit, go for a black Roll-neck add a polka dot pocket square .

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If you have dinner date or you have to attend a business gathering, be stylish but super casual, wear a classy white dress shirt with some stunning cufflink`s to give your grey suit some major style points.

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Turn your grey business suit into a party suit, if your going out after work you don`t need to take your wardrobe to work invest in to a casual classy shirt, grey is a neutral color, so adding a the likes of a Polka dot shirt really dresses up the suit most of all the wine color mixes well with the grey double bonus.

 Get more out of you’re the grey suit, adding the right pieces to your wardrobe, turns your grey suit into a Swiss army knife, you have suit for work & pleasure, 

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

The Classic Gent`s Wool Suit


When you come to buy your first suit it will be one of the biggest decisions you will make, it could be because you’re getting married or you are about to start a new job, or you just need one for future occasions.

Wool has been used for Suits since the 1600’s, we know this because people kept a diary. Suits them self’s have not changed much just the design & the cut its still two garments made from the same material.

So Why Wool

I bet you want to know why l am banging on about wool. Well first it’s not man-made so you wont sweat your nuts off in the summer or freeze in the winter. Because wool is breathable material it circulates air so it keeps you cool in summer & warm in winter. If your caught out in the rain wool can hold 20% moisture due to its waxy fibers so it’s also water proof to a certain degree. Also if you were out on the town partying in a cheap suit & some body chucked sambuca all over you then set you on fire it would be good night Vienna for you, but a wool suit would just smolder.

Wool fabrics are made from worsted wool or woolen yarns so they can be blended with cotton or silk even cashmere also horrible man-made fibers. there are many different weaves, there is Hounds tooth a twill-weave with light & dark threads or Barley corn kind of blurry corn triangles twill-weave, my favorite is herringbone it’s a twill-weave with threads running alternately to the left, but the best is the pinstripe weave mostly seen in grey or navy blue, there are many more but the most common is called Gabardine, it’s a twill rib it comes in solid colors also very water-resistant too.
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Lazio light check pure wool

Lazio light check pure wool

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The Fit

How a suit fits is top priority, for get about super skinny super short, your buying a 100% pure wool suit, may be it’s not the latest fashion, l know we all want to look good, but a wool suit could last you 10 years or more, are you going to be super skinny in 10 years ?. Tailors don’t talk about of style or fit but of ‘LINE’ & OF ‘BALANCE’ which means the hang of jacket. Because of mass manufacturing & advertising of designer labels, people buy into what they see, but you should bear in mind, you are not some Italian love God called Ghugie Ghugie who looks good in every thing that appears in magazines. You are you so when your investing into a suit buy one that fits you properly. There are some simple key rules when buying a ready-made suit or off the peg to get a proper fit follow these rules.

1. Shoulders’ Because this is where the suit hangs, from the fit should sit on the shoulders if there is any hunching it is to tight or to big.

2. Jacket closure’ if you get the shoulders write the jacket should close writ, if you close the jacket and the front pulls on the button causing a big X on the front it’s too tight, if the lapels hang forward its to big

3. Jacket sleeve’ When you put your jacket over your shirt sleeve ,there should be a half an inch between the shirt cuff and blazer sleeve, basically only 5 inches of cuff should be showing.

4. Jacket collar’ very easy to spot there will be a gap at the back of the collar, if it’s to big if it’s to small.

5. Jacket Length very simple stand tall put your arms down to the side, if the jackets below the hand its to long above to short.

6. The seat’ is your bum area, your trousers should just hang again if very loose to big too much hunching means to small.

7. Trouser break’ where your trouser end it is called the break, a proper fit will result in a simple dimple at the bottom, no dimple to short more than one dimple to long.

Washington Grey stripe wool

Washington Grey stripe wool

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The Look

Now we have talked about the fit, we know how to get the fit right, the next bit is the look of the suit, remember were buying a 100% wool suit fashion fads come & go, but the standard two button suit has never been out of fashion, at end the end of the day keep it simple & you won’t go wrong. Lapels go for a notch lapel its simple but classic, l always advise go for a two button jacket. remember were not going hunting, so no patch pockets go for slanted or straight pockets with flaps, twin vents are normally for blazers & a double vent is for suits it’s really up to you, the trousers should be a flat front keep it streamlined and the bottom of your trousers should be plain no turn ups etc.

Napoleon Navy pure wool

Napoleon Navy pure wool

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The Color

Now we’ve talked about the different weaves that wool can come in, but the color of a suit is very important the rule is keep it simple, think where are you going to be wearing the suit, if don’t work in the dig city stay away from pinstripe, and don’t go for silly electric blues and purples you’re not a pimp, to me you have two choices go for a morning grey & navy blue they will look good at work a wedding or an evening out, l know you can have black but we wear black at sad times and charcoal is for accounts & nasty bankers & MP’s.

Napoleon Navy pinstripe pure wool

Napoleon Navy pinstripe pure wool

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Sourcing your suit

Now sourcing your suit this is important, your looking for a 100% pure wool suit not prime Armani best skinny funky bad boy suit for a fiver,   But if you are a savvy shopper & don’t mind searching through Goole using long tale searches you will find what your looking for, look out for sales from top men`s stores this will be key in your search too.  The best place l got my two piece navy wool suit mixed with cashmere of course was from Marks & Spencer bless their cotton socks it should have been £300 but l got it for £140.00 & two years later it still looks good. So get on the net hit the streets and source out your pure wool suit.

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This is the wool trademark

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When you are looking for your suit look for the Wool mark, like the one above this it will be found on the label in the inside of the jacket, if it does not have one simply moonwalk out of there fast.

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Press a wool suit only with steam or a damp cloth

Takeing care of your suit

Wool suits like any thing get dirty & will need cleaning at some point, but wool does not like heat as it breaks down the fibers, so only clean your suit twice a year this is done by dry cleaning don’t be a skin flint and use a coined operated machine go to a proper professional dry cleaners. Your suit will need pressing from time to time, never put a hot iron on the wool hang the suit up & steam it so the creases drop out, or get a damp tea towel put it over the suit then light press with the iron. When you’re not using your suit stick it in a suit bag keeps Hungary moths away, and just give it a good brush before & after you have used it.

I hope this topic has opened your eyes & your wallet not every one is rich in today’s society there is a to much of a throw away attitude because things are so cheap but cheap does not last quality does save your money invest wisely and you will have a wardrobe fit for any occasion for a long time to come.

 By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD